Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has said, his ministry is going to do away with the mandatory clause of research for college teaching faculties to get their promotions.
Speaking at a two-day national conference on higher education in New Delhi yesterday, Javadekar said, an official announcement in this regard will follow soon.
He said, teaching faculties in college will no longer be mandated to conduct research to be eligible for promotions but would be required to be engaged more in community activities with the students.
The Minister said, making changes in the Academic Performance Index, a criterion on which teaching faculties get their promotions, the HRD Ministry is working on a plan to make research optional for them. He however said, that research activities will continue to be mandatory for promotion of teachers in University departments.
Javadekar also spoke about autonomy of institutions and framework of graded autonomy. He said, autonomy does not means cuts in grants which the Central institutions receive.
The Minister also said that the 7th pay commission for the college and University teachers will be announced soon.